Washington, DC- The Division II Athletics Director Association announced the 2018-19 recipients of the ADA Academic Achievement Awards on August 26, 2019.
The Academic Achievement awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes in division II and has been around for the past 12 years. This past year there were 11,660 student-athletes that were nominated, which set the record for the most participation from institutions.
In order for student-athletes to receive this award the Athletics Director must be a current dues paying member, the student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, have attended a minimum of two years of college work and have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year.
This year the University of the District of Columbia had 21 student-athletes earn this Academic achievement. "Academic excellence is one of the cornerstones of our strategic objectives the Equity Imperative of the University. The scholar-athletes embody our goals," said Athletic Director Patricia Thomas.
The 2018-19 Division II ADA Academic Achievement recipients;
- Thomas Alvarez (men's soccer)
- Elvin Arbaiza (men's soccer)
- Paula Avellan (women's tennis)
- Shaneika Bowra (women's track & Field)
- Mia Boyd (women's basketball)
- Joao Augusto (men's soccer)
- Alex Cantero (men's soccer)
- Estefania Castrillon (women's tennis)
- Ryan Dagley (men's soccer)
- Temera Duncan (women's track & field)
- Desiree Gaeckler (women's basketball)
- Dana Harrington (women's basketball)
- Danielle Harrington (women's basketball)
- Anastasia Khomyachenko (women's tennis)
- Tyler Mace (men's lacrosse)
- Marija Milic (women's tennis)
- Gabriel Paiva (men's soccer)
- Simone Parn (women's tennis)
- Cierra Roberts (women's track & field)
- Alan Singleton (men's lacrosse)
- Gabriel Torres (men's soccer)